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The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Baxter’s Corner Books Among the Best Family-Friendly Education Products

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The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Baxter’s Corner Books Among the Best Family-Friendly Education Products

Louisville, KY (September 6, 2018) – Baxter’s Corner® is honored to announce that its collection of six children’s books with matching products have earned the prestigious Gold Mom’s Choice Award (MCA). Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, the books have been deemed to be among the best educational products for families. The five Baxter’s Corner books to earn the Mom’s Choice Award for 2018 are Ellema Sneezes, Oakley in Knots, Sideways Fred, What a Tree It Will Be! and Ally Alone. The sixth book, Gerome Sticks His Neck Out, earned the Mom’s Choice Award in 2017....

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Baxter's Corner leads spring break art camp

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Baxter's Corner leads spring break art camp

It was all art, all the time, during 2017 Spring Break week when Baxter's Corner led an art camp for children ages 8 to 13 at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House in Louisville, Ky., which serves at-risk youth and their families.  This was the fifth camp that illustrator Mary Ellen Stottmann and author Linda Baker have led for The Patch. Together, Baker and Stottmann write and illustrate a series of children's books as partners of Baxter's Corner. "We love working with the kids at The Patch," said Ms. Stottmann, or Chief Crayon, her company title. "With the goal of inspiring budding young artists...

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Study shows the importance of 'Social Competency' of Children

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Study shows the importance of 'Social Competency' of Children

At Baxter's Corner, we are dedicated to improving what we call Social Literacy, what others have termed Social Competency. Results of a 19-year study of kindergartners show the importance of social skills, both in academic and overall success in life. "Pro-social behavior matters, even at a young age. And because it can be learned, it's a great target for prevention or intervention efforts." Researchers asked kindergarten teachers to evaluate their young students using a "Social Competency Scale," by rating stating abouts their behavior and interpersonal skills. Nineteen years later, the researchers followed up with those same children, now adults, to...

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Baxter's Corner Exhibits at Annual KCTE Conference in Covington

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Baxter's Corner Exhibits at Annual KCTE Conference in Covington

Baxter's Corner met with educators from the state as an exhibitor at the annual Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts conference held in Covington, Ky, February 22-23, 2013. More than 200 English teachers from across the state, representing all levels -- kindergarten through graduate school -- gathered for sessions highlighting creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. "It was a great opportunity to meet with teachers, particularly those of kindergarten and elementary students," said Linda Baker, co-founder of Baxter's Corner. "Through the conference sessions we learned about the challenges educators face and the opportunities for innovation in the...

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